TheAppleRoom

Characterful collage illustrations for gift and home

Burton-on-Trent, United Kingdom · 1258 Sales

TheAppleRoom

Characterful collage illustrations for gift and home

Burton-on-Trent, United Kingdom 1258 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(440)

Announcement   Characterful prints, cards, wrapping paper and textiles by children's book illustrator Kate Slater, all featuring Kate's original collage illustrations.

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Kate's published children's books include:
'The Birthday Crown', Royal Collection Trust, 2016
'Magpie's Treasure', Andersen Press, 2010
'ABC London' Frances Lincoln, 2012
'The Little Red Hen' Barefoot Books, 2013

Read the Etsy article about Kate here: http://www.etsy.com/storque/spotlight/uk-edition-interview-with-katefete-11034/

To see more of Kate's work please visit http://www.kateslaterillustration.com

Lots of the product photographs in my shop were taken by the very talented Holly Booth: www.hollybooth.com

All illustrations are © Kate Slater.

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 11, 2017

Characterful prints, cards, wrapping paper and textiles by children's book illustrator Kate Slater, all featuring Kate's original collage illustrations.

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Kate's published children's books include:
'The Birthday Crown', Royal Collection Trust, 2016
'Magpie's Treasure', Andersen Press, 2010
'ABC London' Frances Lincoln, 2012
'The Little Red Hen' Barefoot Books, 2013

Read the Etsy article about Kate here: http://www.etsy.com/storque/spotlight/uk-edition-interview-with-katefete-11034/

To see more of Kate's work please visit http://www.kateslaterillustration.com

Lots of the product photographs in my shop were taken by the very talented Holly Booth: www.hollybooth.com

All illustrations are © Kate Slater.

Kate Slater

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Kate Slater

Whales in the Water Apron
Whales in the Water Apron
$31.60
Pelican Party Tea Towel / Kitchen Towel
Pelican Party Tea Towel / Kitchen Towel
$15.80
Whales in the Water Tea Towel / Kitchen Towel
Whales in the Water Tea Towel / Kitchen Towel
$15.80
Whales in the Water - 100% Recycled
Whales in the Water - 100% Recycled
$6.58
Sunflower Wrapping Paper
Sunflower Wrapping Paper
$6.58
Galloping Gazelles Wrapping Paper - 100% Recycled
Galloping Gazelles Wrapping Paper - 100% Recycled
$6.58
Pelican Party Wrapping Paper - 100% Recycled
Pelican Party Wrapping Paper - 100% Recycled
$6.58
Galloping Gazelles Notebook
Galloping Gazelles Notebook
$7.90
Pelican Party Notebook
Pelican Party Notebook
$7.90
Whale of a Time Greetings Card
Whale of a Time Greetings Card
$3.88
You're Wonderful - Giraffe Greetings Card
You're Wonderful - Giraffe Greetings Card
$3.29
Have Courage - Lion Greetings Card
Have Courage - Lion Greetings Card
$3.29
Bon Voyage - Whale Greetings Card
Bon Voyage - Whale Greetings Card
$3.29
Sun Bears & Bees Wrapping Paper - 100% Recycled
Sun Bears & Bees Wrapping Paper - 100% Recycled
$6.58
Bear and Bee greetings card
Bear and Bee greetings card
$3.88
Party Camel Birthday Card
Party Camel Birthday Card
$3.88
Swinging Orangutans Tea Towel / Kitchen Towel
Swinging Orangutans Tea Towel / Kitchen Towel
$15.80
Christmas Robin Recycled Wrapping Paper
Christmas Robin Recycled Wrapping Paper
$6.58
Christmas Geese Apron
Christmas Geese Apron
$31.60
Wild Thing Greetings Card
Wild Thing Greetings Card
$3.88
Baking Bear Greetings Card
Baking Bear Greetings Card
$3.29
Flower Girl Greetings Card
Flower Girl Greetings Card
$3.29
Woodpecker Notecard Set
Woodpecker Notecard Set
$7.84
Bright Kingfisher Wrapping Paper - 100% Recycled
Bright Kingfisher Wrapping Paper - 100% Recycled
$6.58
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Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
(440)
unexpectedhedgehog

unexpectedhedgehog on Jun 16, 2017

5 out of 5 stars
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tapirfrog

tapirfrog on Jun 15, 2017

5 out of 5 stars
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I am utterly thrilled with this tea towel. The faces of the cows are one hundred percent perfect. What I don't think could come through in any photo is how delicate the art is -- this really is a *pretty* towel, not just one with well-drawn mildly surprised cows. I'm going to give it to someone who is all about the Victorian tea party stuff, and even though it's not covered in birdcages and roses, it is pretty enough and detailed enough that it will fit in with what she owns ... albeit with more personality (my opinion only, folks, but heartfelt).

Erin Maxson

Erin Maxson on Jun 4, 2017

5 out of 5 stars
Verified purchase

He loved the card. Totally unique!

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Updates

For the most gorgeous gifts on the sleigh!

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Starry Swans Wrapping Paper
Starry Swans Wrapping Paper
$6.58
Head in the wild, heart in the home? Here's the perfect gift.

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Elephant River Cushion / Pillow
Elephant River Cushion / Pillow
$21.73

About

Bright and beautiful collage illustrations direct from Kate Slater's studio: The Apple Room.

Kate Slater grew up on a farm in Staffordshire and dreamt of being the youngest published author in the world, ever.

This dream came almost-true in 2010, although by this time Kate had reached the grand-old-age of 24 when Andersen Press published her first children's book, Magpie's Treasure. Kate had spent the intervening years filling exercise books and floppy disks, sketch pads and backs of envelopes with her stories and drawings. Occasionally she sent something off to a publisher and kept their rejection letters in a special folder. In 2005 Kate left the countryside and journeyed to London to study illustration at Kingston University, where she first fell in love with cutting and sticking.

Kate's illustrations are made entirely from paper snipped from magazines, envelopes and anything else stashed in her enormous hoard of rustling wonder. Kate often makes slightly complicated, suspended, three-dimensional collages which she photographs to create finished illustrations. She has three published children's books, Magpie's Treasure, ABC London (Frances Lincoln, 2012) and The Little Red Hen (Barefoot Books, 2013).

Alongside her freelance illustration work Kate loves to create beautiful, intricate illustrations for prints, stationery and homeware which she hopes will bring joy to those who receive them.

Kate has made her living from illustration since the end of 2008 and for this, she is hugely grateful. Kate moved back to Staffordshire four years ago and works from her studio on the farm where she grew up; a hideaway known to her family as 'The Apple Room' because it once stored the farm's fruit. It's from this her shop now takes it's name.

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Shop members

  • Kate Slater

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Shipping

    Kate Slater creates collage illustrations from her paper-strewn studio in the old apple room, on her family's farm in Staffordshire. She is a freelance illustrator and author of children's books.

Production partners

  • Four Way Print

    Launceston, England

    Folio Print are print production specialists with expert knowledge of the industry, enabling a small business like mine, to find the best print solution for the job.

  • Printed.com

    Newcastle upon Tyne, England

    Printed.com are a UK based print company who produce the best quality print and have excellent environmental policies to boot! They've achieved ISO 14001 and are accredited by the FSC. They also recycle 100% of their manufacturing waste.

  • Printmajic

    Lutterworth, England

    Printmajic are a small custom wrapping paper printer based in the UK. They are able to print small quantities of wrapping paper which suits my needs and use FSC certified paper.

  • RA Smart

    Macclesfield, England

    RA Smart are pioneering digital textile printers based in the historic silk-weaving town of Macclesfield. They use only water based inks and compared to silk screen, digital printing reduces the amount of waste water by about half.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 14, 2015
Hello, I hope you enjoy looking through my shop. Please take time to read my shop policies before you place your order. If you have any questions at all, please get in touch through Etsy's 'Conversations' tool, or send me an email at:

kate [at] kateslaterillustration [dot] com

If you would like to find out more about my work as a freelance illustrator, please visit my website: www.kateslaterillustration.com

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  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment
Please submit your payment as soon as you place your order, this is very easy as Etsy will automatically direct you through the process. If I don't receive payment I will try and contact you to let you know, if I don't hear back I'll cancel the sale.
Shipping
I aim to ship your item within 3 days of purchase. All orders are sent by first class post or airmail. If you would like your item sent by recorded delivery please get in touch before you make your purchase so I can find out how much this will cost and let you know.

I take very great care when packing items to ensure that they reach you in perfect condition, no matter how far they have to travel.
Refunds and Exchanges
I hope you are very happy with any purchase you make from my shop. However, If you do wish to return your item I will refund the cost of the item minus shipping if the item is returned in its original condition. If you do decide to return your item please notify me immediately and return it within 28 days of receiving your order. I will refund your money once I have received the item, in its original condition.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you have any custom requests please get in touch and I'll see what I can do!

Please remember that the colour of prints and cards might vary slightly from that shown on your screen. Each brooch and decoration is handmade and so unique. These tiny differences are of course part of the charm of buying handmade!